Mark Robinson

GMAT Instructor


    
Number of reviews [25]


Company: Veritas Prep
Packages: Veritas Prep Weekend Course   Veritas Prep Full Course   Veritas Prep Private Tutoring  
Locations: Houston, TX  

Mark is committed to leaving the world a better place than he found it.  By day he’s an environmental consultant; as the founder of Houston-based Momentum Bay Associates. he spends his days helping businesses go green profitably and educating all kinds of organizations on their ability to not only decrease their carbon footprints but also increase their positive impact on the world.  By night he’s among the most-tenured GMAT instructors in the world, having taught for Veritas Prep since 2002, when he picked up GMAT instruction as a way to earn money for an engagement ring.  Since that point his “love life” has grown to include loving the process of helping students master the GMAT and succeed in the MBA application process and beyond (not only that, but the engagement ring has led to more teaching opportunities for Mark and his wife, who now have three kids to mentor in the arts of math and grammar).

Having taught more than a thousand GMAT students in his Veritas Prep career, Mark still prides himself on treating each student like his first and only pupil, attacking practice test analysis and fundamental skill development with the same enthusiasm he has since his first classroom assignment in 2005. So whether it’s students studying geometry or companies investing in geothermal energy, Mark will spend the next decade (or more) making the world a better place, one project at a time.


Mark Robinson's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
Mark Alan Robinson - Teacher, Mentor and Wizard December 22 | 2015 1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

Mark is very influential in driving his students to succeed both on the GMAT and in life. Mark is quick to identify hurdles in students lives that will limit their success and helps them plan ways to overcome them to get to the next level. I really like Mark because he is 'to the point' and doesn't waste time, but also respects the growth process and the spiritual and family side of life.

As a teacher Mark holds the classes attention very well and helps expand our understanding of how the GMAT tests our knowledge by linking the teachings to work-life examples. Marks use of language and buzz words really helps drive home the lessons to make sure you remember what you learn. I can still remember his catch-phrases and advice for the GMAT even after taking the test because of his presentation skills and connection with the students.

My verbal jumped 7 points to break the 40 point barrier. I solely attribute this to Mark's teachings and explanation that pattern recognition and quantitative skills are extremely useful in the verbal section if you learn how to use them. I am an engineer by training and was able to learn how to use my quantitative skills to beat the GMAT verbal section.

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GMAT Course Review
Excellent Course - Highly Recommend! August 06 | 2015
     By jlawson21 0 0
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140 Points

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

A friend of mine recommended the Veritas Prep course. At the beginning of the course, the instructor (Mark Alan Robinson) said the average increased score was 130 points. He focused on the most important topics of the GMAT and showed that he wanted each student to get the best possible score on the test so we could get into our business schools of choice. He even offered a bonus class outside of the core curriculum to field any questions, free of charge. After completing the course, I was extremely pleased with my score (increased 140 points!). I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to master the GMAT and if you’re in the Houston area, choose Mark Alan Robinson.

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GMAT Course Review
Veritas Mark Robinson August 06 | 2015
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

I took the In-Class Course with Mark Robinson from May-June 2015. Mark was an excellent instructor and taught me to think outside the box. He was always readily available and eager to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend his class to anyone in the future. I am not a math-savvy personal and he taught me how anything can be turned into a math problem, which thus helped me simplify difficult gmat questions. There were times where I got overwhelmed with some of the tricks but Mark was happy to stay afterward to help me understand them better. I finished the course feeling very confident about the test. Much more confident than I felt prior to the course.

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GMAT Course Review
Great course! July 31 | 2015
     By loribivens 0 0
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

If you’re reading this review right now, you might be in a similar spot to where I was in April 2015. After 6 years of working professionally, I finally decided to take the plunge and try to get into B-school. I was overwhelmed, anxious, and quite frankly, a little terrified. I researched many GMAT prep courses and felt like Veritas Prep was the best fit for me – and it definitely did not disappoint! The material was tough and it did require you hold yourself accountable by doing homework outside of class. But while we were in class, our instructor (Mark Robinson) was awesome! Mark has a way of keeping you engaged after a long day at work and the 6 weeks seemed to fly by. I saw continuous improvement in my score week over week and by the end of the class it was up ~150 points. I also did 6 hours of private tutoring with Mark, which were extremely effective. I’m proud to say that I was accepted into the Rice MBA Professional program (Class of 2017) and it starts next week. The overwhelmed, anxious, and terrified feeling is rearing its head again – but it seemed to pay off last time!

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GMAT Course Review
Solid class - definitely worth it February 02 | 2015
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson was a great GMAT prep instructor. He took his time to make sure all his students' questions were answered and everyone knew what they were doing. He truly cared about the success of his students, and he cared about everyone in general. He gave unique insight into the GMAT, revealing information that you would only get while enrolled in a course like Veritas. The course gave me a lot more confidence about the GMAT than I had going in. The way in which the course is taught really makes the whole process of taking the GMAT easier. If anyone takes the course in Houston they will really learn a lot from Mark.

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Pleasant experience January 05 | 2015
     By zbuschlen 0 0
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140 Points

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

Mark was a very good teacher and knew what he was talking about, even though sometimes he talked up his own political views a little too much. Raised my score over 100 points. Homework didn't seem forced and helped quite a bit. Gave very good tricks for both the quant and verbal section. I'd say the course was worth the money even if it seems steep at first. $1000 is nothing if you can get into the MBA program of your choosing. If the class that I took, Houston Full Course, is in any way indicative of the way other Veritas Prep classes go I would highly recommend it over any other test prep program out there.

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GMAT Course Review
Mark Alan Robinson December 31 | 2014
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

when i first signed up for the veritas GMAT prep course, i felt slightly apprehensive. This was mot likely due to the fact that fpr the majority of my academic career I rarely relied on tutoring to accomplish my goals. Even when i did meet with tutors, I usually met with them privately, rather than in a group setting.

however, my worries were quickly put to rest when I met Mark. He moved the class along at a steady pace, but still managed to give me the attention i required. This is why I have recommended at least 3 people to take his class with Veritas (and i've heard similar positive feedback from them

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GMAT Course Review
Houston Full Course Review, Instructor: Mark Alan Robinson December 30 | 2014
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150 Points

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

To be fair each instructor approaches the class differently, but I can without hesitation say that the Veritas Prep Class I took (taught by Mark Alan Robinson) was worth every single penny that I invested. Not only did the instructor present the information in easy to digest pieces, but he brought tremendous enthusiasm and energy to the evening class. I got a tremendous amount out of the class and know that it has improved my scores by 150 points through the practice tests that are available. If the class that I took, Houston Full Course, is in any way indicative of the way other Veritas Prep classes go I would highly recommend it over any other test prep program out there. Top notch teachers who are always willing to give it their all and go the extra step if needed. Seriously....don't hesitate and take the leap to a brighter career by starting here.

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GMAT Course Review
Highly Structured Classroom Program December 30 | 2014
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

The full course Veritas GMAT Prep was a very good experience for me. I learn and prepare best having a strongly structured program and having a plan on how to study with homework, pre-work and a Practice Test plan. The structure helped me to stay on track with my studying and get the most out of the classroom time. As with all classroom courses, the different learning speeds and levels of the students was a little frustrating, but preferable for me to a purely virtual experience. The instructor Mark is enthusiastic and excited to see his students succeed. He takes it seriously and so should you if you want to reach your full potential.

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GMAT Course Review
Veritas prep / Mark Robinson December 26 | 2014
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60 Points

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This review is for: Veritas Prep Full Course | Location: Houston, USA | Consultant: Mark Robinson

Veritas prep offered tremendous training material in addition to a great teacher in Mark Robinson. VP and Mark helped me achieve the GMAT score I was looking for and ultimately acceptance to my top B school. Mark did a great job focusing on core areas of the GMAT , making sure the class had the basic concepts down before moving on to new material. He also offered up personal tips a student would have access to without attending the class. The class was well facilitated , which is important when covering so many different topics. Hats off to Mark Robinson and Veritas Prep.

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